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October 27, 2010

A quote from the Selected Writings of Paul Valéry:

Thought is hidden in verse like the nutritive virtue in fruit.  A fruit is nourishment but it seems to be nothing but pure delight.  One perceives only pleasure but one receives a substance.  Enchantment veils this imperceptible nourishment it brings with it.

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